Fazlur Rehman not letting PTI negotiate with Taliban: Pervez Khattak

Published: August 5, 2013
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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. PHOTO: Express

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. PHOTO: Express

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak alleged on Monday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman was trying to spread misconceptions about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

Talking to the press in Nowshera, Khattak said, “Imran Khan is working hard to restore peace  in the region and to end foreign influence.”

Khattak said that by calling Imran a Jewish agent, Rehman was trying to instigate the Taliban against PTI so that it will make peace talks between them difficult.

“Fazlur Rehman wants turmoil and militancy to prevail in the region,” said Khattak, adding that it was up to the nation to decide who is the Jewish agent.

Khattak said that JUI-F chief had become a political figure instead of being a religious one and asserted that PTI will never let him come in power in K-P.

He further said that Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were also trying to instigate hatred against PTI.

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 7:57PM

    Why are you begging for peace to Taliban? who is the Govt? you? or Taliban. It is very clear from your statement that who has the upper hand.

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  • Legend
    Aug 5, 2013 - 7:58PM

    When will the excuses end?

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  • jibran
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:06PM

    You did the same to ANP. What I’m amazed at is if you can’t convince one Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, how do you think you would be able to tame 100s of more radical Maulanas under TTP.

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  • jibran
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:07PM

    Sounds like acknowledgment of defeat to me.

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  • A Pakistani
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:07PM

    Child crying!

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  • Irfan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:13PM

    I feel like im in Grade 6

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  • jg
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:14PM

    not letting PTI to talk to taliban.

    so now it is the race who talks to these butchers first.

    what a message to the police/security force laying down arms at the hands of these animals that your deaths will not avenged but taliban to be rewarded instead.

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  • Farhan Khan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:29PM

    Say it again, This is NOT our war. Our 50000 people and many leaders got killed in a friendly match between Govt and Taliban.

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:35PM

    @Farhan khan
    Its wasnot our war and had made it now…

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  • Uza Syed
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:35PM

    If this is anything more than PTI-IK-Khatat’s usual non-sense then it’s rather alarming. I’m glad that Maulana is doing this to keep us free, this one helluva a service to those who voted for him.Should every Khtak-Durrani-Khan-Chaudhry be negotiating with any terrorists who are out there to conquer Pakistan and make us follow whatever screwed up sense of a religion they have. I’m threatened by Khatak’s this declaration , the Federal Home Minister and the PM Nawaz must explain the nature of these negotiations. Do we the people have a say any say in such life-and-death kind of circumstances, do we have any autonomy over ourselves to decide what religion and how we wish practicing it, as it’s guaranteed in our Pakistani Constitution.

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  • Shoaib
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:45PM

    (JUI-F) Jewish Uleema Islam Fazalur Rehman group, this guy is full of himself and loads of second servings. I believe it must be the long fast affecting his judgement to call IK a jewish representative. Give PTI a chance people, they just got the govt. For the sake of Pakistan let them work and critique after a small period of time to gauge their performance.

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  • Adnan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:47PM

    It is proven in wikileaks that Molana fazlur rehman was begging the american ambassedor to make him prime minister of pakistan. Everybody knows who is Jews agent.

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  • Aysha M
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:55PM

    You need to let them break a few more prisons to get them to the negotiation table. Way to go PTI
    Violence, accepted, patronized and now glorified

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  • Karachiwala
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:55PM

    should i just blow my head up or yours? who should be first?

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  • Frank Observer
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:56PM

    @A Pakistani:

    I’m surprised you’ve not praised how good a job your boss Saad Rafique is doing in light of the recent blast. He had a lot to live up to to surpass the incompetence of Mr.Bilour, but it would appear that he’s succeeding with ease. What did he say after today’s blast? Well, he couldn’t say much as he was trying to hide the shame and guilt written on his face? Tell him to do us all a favour and resign. I expect this incompetence from someone who comes into power through sheer rigging. Was he also the one caught red handed in women polling station?

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  • np
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:00PM

    “He further said that Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were also trying to instigate hatred against PTI.”

    Please provide one statement by a PPP or ANP leader which is trying to generate ‘hatred’ against PTI. These 2 parties are politically mature and do not resort to hate speech. Political opposition is a completely different thing.

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  • Omar
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:06PM

    PTI is the worst thing that could happen to KPK in recent history, thanks to rudderless fans of IK. God help this province!

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  • Zulqarnain
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:06PM

    This statement further confirms that Imran Khan and his PTI chamchas are cowards who are incapable of fighting the terrorist Taliban.

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  • Mohi
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:17PM

    Why don’t you start by expelling all the Afghanis from KPK and secure the Afghan-Pak border so that they can never come back again. Plus end the lawless Fata/Fana and integrate them into Pakistan like any other cities of KPK or other provinces and establish the writ of state. If you do this you will rid the province of 90% of problems it is facing at the moment.

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  • NR
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:35PM

    There is no doubt that Fazul ur Rehman is trying his level best to create problems for IK in KP. His recent comments are to create hatred among the young militants and jihadis for IK. BUT Khatak should not use that as an excuse. I’m a die hard PTI fan saying this.

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  • Mirza
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:38PM

    These politicians who have made false promises must know about their accountability in the next elections. There is a saying what goes around comes around. Whatever language PTI used against the previous govt is coming back to bite them in the back.
    I do not agree with any mullah including Fazal but he is a survivor while PTI has seen its best days during last elections. Similarly ANP and PPP would bounce back as they have always done.

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  • Walid
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:44PM

    @Omar: pls stop this n give me arguments

    I am living in KPK n i can tell u that this is
    the best GOVERMENT in KPK since the
    creation of Pakistan

    so please stop misguiding

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  • bangash
    Aug 5, 2013 - 9:53PM

    PTI are looking more like naive fools day by day !

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  • Kamran
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:09PM

    If PTI is coward then what Mr. Brave Prime Minister is doing? Why all the brave people agreed in three APC’s that we need to talk.

    Think before comment.

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  • Saleem
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:11PM

    Just remember what happened to MMA and ANP governments after they failed to deliver. Now you are chosen by the people of K-P to deliver so stop blaming others for your mistakes. Last I saw you were the CM of K-P, not Fazul ur Rehman. He would like to be but he can’t be in the picture. It is you who has people’s mandate, not him. He wish that you fail so that he can be next CM of K-P.

    Negotiations with Talibans can only be if they promise to lay down their arms and then Pakistan will ensure that drone stop. Without that pretext it will be pretty naïve to think of negotiations with those who are killing innocent citizens of Pakistan.

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  • Kamran
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:20PM

    By the way, Why PML-N followers are supporting JUI-F and MQM statements? :) Everyone is joined together. PTI seems to be the only hurdle in their personal interests. This is what Imran Khan truly called status-quo vs anti-status quo. PML-N supporters should be ashamed now.

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  • Aftab
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:31PM

    When the excuses will end ! Do anybody knows when did IK and KPK-government try to negotiate with Talibans ? IK does not have time or commitment. In fact, IK said the other day that a group of Talibans wanted to kill him when he fell from the lift. It was a lie but will this help him negotiate with Talibans? IK even sabotaged the APC on terrorism and went abroad to attend an elephant-saving event.

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  • Kamran
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:37PM

    What is Mr. Brave Prime Minister’s foreign policy? What he is doing for federally administered tribal areas? And the Interior Minister is only for Islamabad?

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  • Kamran
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:38PM

    What is Mr. Brave Prime Minister’s foreign policy? What he is doing for federally administered tribal areas? And the Interior Minister is only for Islamabad??Recommend

  • rome
    Aug 5, 2013 - 10:52PM

    PTI crying and crying and crying and doing nothing. intentionally or not both Fazl and Imran khan is not working for the interest of the people of Pakistan. some others people are more glad to have Imran khan and fazl. Who are they?.

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  • Aamir
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:00PM

    Did you bring your lunch Pervez !!!!!!!
    Then why are you crying…………..

    mama…. Fajlu do not let me speak to talibans………..:(((((

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  • Muhammad Ishfaq
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:05PM

    Had he said.” Moulana Fazal ur Rehman is not letting TTP negotiate with PTI.” that would have made some sense in a way. But this current chief minister is either already insane or will be pretty soon.

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  • SRahman
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:19PM

    All credit goes to Mulana Fazlur Rehman who forced PTI to make this kind of naïve statement. I cannot stand Fazlur Rehman but it is shame for PTI and Imran to read such a pessimistic and non-competent call. Why don’t you request TTP to take over KPK and relive you from the misery? This is an ultimate result of unrealistic and emotional slogans and promises that PTI did with the poor and suffering people of KPK.

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  • Np
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:30PM

    Are ou the CM or is Fazl the CM. if you are in charge then do what you are supposed to. That is what you are elected for. Before elections, Imran Khan said in inter I we hat ‘army chief would report to me’ if I am PM and I will be the one making the decision. If I am prevented from making a decision, I will resign. Well he did not become PM but his party does have a CM – so will he ask Mr. Khattak to resign if he he is prevented from taking decisions he is supposed to?

    If ou cannot even stand up to Fazl, how were ou planning o stand up o he COAS?

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  • Xnain
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:40PM

    @Uza Syed:
    You had your fair say and your party won 18 seats (WOW!). Now sit quite and ask your elects to do something in this regard rather pulling you long (as usual) and pointless (as usual too) ranting. .

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  • A Pakistani
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:47PM

    The pandora box of PTI is opened by one of its former Trolls:
    http://bolyaar.tumblr.com/post/56980877197/ramblings-of-an-ex-pti-fanboy
    The tall claims of Imran Khan are getting exposed with each passing day.

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  • Ali Jamil
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:51PM

    Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak alleged on Monday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman was trying to spread misconceptions about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

    That’s very bad of Fazloo. After all Imran Khan has an impression to maintain in the eyes of Taliban.

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  • Abdul Hakeem
    Aug 6, 2013 - 1:12AM

    You need to fight Taliban not negotiate with them. Stupid

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  • Faheem
    Aug 6, 2013 - 1:14AM

    Moreover, the Taliban kill people every single day in Waziristan on suspicion of spying for the US. They think that with terror they can deter the people of Waziristan from coordinating with the Americans. This has not been successful so far. Why is Imran Khan ever so silent over the daily slaughter of innocent people of Waziristan on charges of spying for the US? Are they not tribesmen and women and even human beings?

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  • Omar
    Aug 6, 2013 - 2:02AM

    @Walid:
    I am also from KPK. And I do not have any political affiliations, neither with PTI nor with their rivals. Am just somebody who tries to think independently and rationally without venting anger childishly if somebody “rightly” criticizes my leader. While I can give numerous arguments, I have found the PTI supporters incorrigible and absolutely fanatical to be won with arguments. But still, if you have read the article above and have not been able to find an argument against your party, then i suppose there’s no point using rational arguments.

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  • ALI
    Aug 6, 2013 - 3:39AM

    Wise politics Khattak , leave these cryiing babies of islo/lahore, they dont understand the gravity of situation, create buffer b/w these mad militants and KPK ppl. Be wise and stop looking like #US stooge.

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  • khan
    Aug 6, 2013 - 3:43AM

    kids! stop whining and let them work as previous secular policies of ANP has been failed. KPK ppl have voted for PTI and we must give them time space.

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  • عرل
    Aug 6, 2013 - 5:27AM

    We need to stop this bloodshed. Peace talks are the only solution.

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  • Shehzad
    Aug 6, 2013 - 8:21AM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    Country is like a home, if your family goes doing wrong, you can’t start droning them down, a dialogue is a right approach, please don’t instigate the hatred.

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  • Aug 6, 2013 - 8:44AM

    Before any peace talk will the APC or whoever goes to negotiate will declare the minimum concession the govt. is willing to offer.or the Peace talk too is a political stunt ?

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  • al-kuld-ul-muld-o-haqqara
    Aug 6, 2013 - 10:23AM

    If whole country is divided on wether Taliban’s are your friend or enemy, how can you even think of defeating them ? !! you ll always be confused between to be friend or to be enemy.

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  • Np
    Aug 6, 2013 - 10:50AM

    @Frank Observer:
    Are you coating a jailbreak where over250 prisoners are freed which happens despite detailed intelligence rortt to thetical ongoing terror attacks that happen throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan?

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Aug 6, 2013 - 5:43PM

    @Shehzad:
    I am sorry to say that you have flawed logic. Justice does distinguish b/w family members or otherwise, besides thousands and thousands of innocents killed by these beasts were also our country men/women and family members. If you don’t provide justice and take care of your own matters then others will drone them down.

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  • Billo
    Aug 6, 2013 - 5:45PM

    Wah. Won’t fight the Taliban, and now can’t negotiate with them. So what is PTI doing then?

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Aug 6, 2013 - 6:00PM

    @Shehzad:
    I am sorry to say that you have flawed logic. Justice does NOT distinguish b/w family members or otherwise, besides thousands and thousands of innocents killed by these beasts were also our country men/women and family members. If you don’t provide justice and take care of your own matters then others will drone them down.

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  • noman1234
    Aug 6, 2013 - 10:39PM

    This is Pakistani Politics, don’t be so naive. While PTI Govt is busy working to make KPK better, other parties are going out in streets spreading lies and disinformation about them. PTI is a new party, first time in Govt after winning their first elections. So everything is a first for them. You cannot compare them with PPP, ANP, JUI-F etc, because those tried and failed old evil parties couldn’t manage KPK for 20 years combined. PTI is facing these Badmash parties who are very cunning, working together to create hurdles and problems for the Govt.

    The DI Khan incident was no doubt devastating but what i dont understand is why everyone is so eager to diminish and undermine KPK Govt. You have to give them enough time to overcome their shortcomings, mistakes, and 20 years of bad governance. Alteast they are not giving up and trying to fix things. Also, little knowledge is dangerous so please dont spread it. Apart from DI-Khan incident look at their accomplishments too. Look at the positive things they have done and are trying to do. Just dont jump to conclusions just yet.

    Also reason why Maulana Diesel is so uptight, and started this new waves of accusations is because soon his corruption is gonna be exposed by KPK Govt. KPK Govt just created this corruption eradication department, and Maulana Diesel hundreds of acres land bribe case is on the forefront.

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  • khurram kaleem
    Aug 7, 2013 - 12:56PM

    Thanks Allah for saving Punjab from the Tsunami of imran khan ..

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  • Jawad Khan
    Aug 21, 2013 - 2:30AM

    Whats wrong with negotiations?
    This was in their “Manshoor” and this is what they got voted for. They are the true representatives of the people of KPK and I believe CM Pervez Khattak is fully empowered to make any policy on behalf of the the people of his province with consultation of his coalition partners and opposition parties.

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  • Raza
    Aug 21, 2013 - 1:15PM

    First of all I would like to express my feelings regarding Fazlur Rehman……Believe me or not, he is the one who is not only damaging Pakistan but he also put his 100% efforts in damaging Islam, he used to use Islam for his own betterment.If we make him leave Pakistan either by hook or by crook, believe me, Pakistan will be a peacful and growing country.

    Imran Khan saheb has a great opportunity to show the excellence of his leadership in KPK, if he delivers , then he would be the next PM and if he fails then he would be living in London(sorry for such straigh forwardness)..

    Khatak shaeb, you have almost enjoyed as parlimentarian with every political party (yani k every party ka pani piya hai aap nai)…now as PTI selected you as CM (your luck) so please please be honest with KPK people and PTI don’t let PTI down.

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